Used in laboratory environments, analytical instrumentation equipment is designed to increase functionality while reducing size to free up precious lab space. Packing more electronics into a tighter footprint increases the heat flux, which leads to thermal challenges. Thermoelectric cooler assemblies offer cooling solutions that enable OEMs to meet thermal challenges with advanced temperature, humidity and moisture control.
Electron microscopes are advanced laboratory tools capturing high-resolution images to reveal texture, shape and contours of biological and inorganic specimens. For maximum image quality, electronic components and samples need to be kept at optimal temperatures.
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Centrifuges are used in medical and analytical laboratories to separate fluids through high-speed centrifugal force. Due to the heat generated by the spinning centrifuge itself and the importance of maintaining a steady temperature for samples, a thermal management solution is required.
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Incubators are used in hospitals and laboratories to grow and maintain cell cultures. To create the best conditions for cell growth, incubators are designed to maintain a constant temperature and humidity. Peltier thermoelectric cooler assemblies provide an efficient, reliable, low maintenance and cost-of-ownership solution for incubator temperature control.
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Liquid chromatography is used for analyzing mixtures by separating, identifying, and quantifying their constituent components. Temperature control plays a major role in the separation process by influencing the interactions taking place between the sample components and adsorbent. Thermoelectrics offer precise temperature control, fast temperature ramp rates and great efficiency for liquid chromatography equipment.
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PCR systems use thermoelectrics to thermal cycle DNA samples to create millions of strands of DNA for analysis. Rapid thermal cycling and precision temperature control is crucial to speed up DNA amplification.
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